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Jane Godwin
Author | Primary (Prep - Grade 2)

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Jane Godwin is an Australian children’s book publisher and highly acclaimed author of over twenty books for children, such as How Big is Too Small?Little Cat and the Big Red BusToday We Have No Plans, and Go Go and the Silver Shoes. Her work is published internationally and she has received many commendations, including the Queensland Premier’s Award and the Aurealis Award. Her books have also been shortlisted in the CBCA Book of the Year Awards, the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, the YABBA Awards, the Speech Pathology Awards and the Australian Book Industry Awards. 


Bellarine Peninsula
1st-4th September 2020

Books by Jane Godwin

NEW- I’ll Always Be Older Than You

Best suited 3+ years

A big sister marvels at how she will always be older than her baby brother, no matter how much he grows.

One Blue Shoe

Best Suited for ages 5-10 years
One shoe – this one is blue Two feet stand on a seat Three balls bouncing around Two in the air and one on the ground Share, laugh and learn in this bright and joyful exploration of counting and number concepts. (Oh, and look out for the other shoe!)

As Happy as Here

Best Suited for ages 12+ years
Three teenage girls from very different backgrounds find themselves sharing a hospital ward. When they witness a crime in the park below their window, they bond over trying to solve the crime and each one undergoes a profound change.

Falling from Grace

Best Suited 13+ years
Kip, Annie, Grace, David, Ted. Five different people, one terrible night. There’s a storm at Point Nepean, and the ocean has swept into the bay.

Ivanhoe Swift Left Home at Six

Best Suited for ages 3+ years
Ivanhoe Swift left home when he was six. He had heard many songs about the world, and it was time to see it for himself.

Red House, Blue House, Green House, Tree House

Best Suited for ages 5-10 years
From a dynamic author-illustrator team comes this fresh, fun and rhythmic exploration of colour. Bold and bright, it’s the perfect book for reading aloud and sharing with young children as they learn to identify the colours of their world.

How Big Is Too Small?

Best Suited for ages 5-10 years
My brother was making a game with a ball, Bouncing and throwing up high on a wall, When I asked to join in, he straightened up tall And I knew what he’d say, he said, ‘You’re too small.’

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